Month: September 2016

Molly’s Law

House Bill 6083 and House Bill 4715, commonly referred to as Molly’s Law, were signed into law on July 19, 2016. They were named after Molly Young, a 21 year old woman who died in 2012 from a gunshot wound to the head. The incident took place in the apartment of her former boyfriend, Richie …

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Dennis’ Law

On August 12, 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 5912, commonly referred to as Dennis’ Law. This law is named after Dennis Jurs, a 68 year old bicycle enthusiast who was killed in May 2015 in a collision with a motor vehicle. The driver was originally cited with failure to yield the right of way …

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Gabby’s Law

On August 18, 2016, Governor Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2403, also known as “Gabby’s Law.” The bill was named in memory of Gabby Galbo, a 5-year-old who died from Sepsis, which is a life-threatening response to an infection within the body. Gabby developed sepsis from an undiagnosed case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. …

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